|Reviews for The Freak|
| Hiril Elfwraith 11/20/10 . chapter 1
Who woulda thunk it...
| Brian Darksoul 10/11/10 . chapter 1
Hmm Very valid and interesting points of perspective on Vernons bitterness and hate well for this particular fanfiction idea at least. Kudos!
| Janneia 11/27/08 . chapter 1
Huh. What an interesting concept.
| caillion 7/21/08 . chapter 1
wow! I loved that. I was fully expecting Lily to be the uninvited haughty guest but I was very wrong. I love this explanation and I like it as a oneshot. I think more might be too much plot. great job
| selenepotter 7/16/08 . chapter 1
| rianifitria 1/20/08 . chapter 1
I wish this is canon and Harry learned about it. How twisted will he be?
| BDSanta2001 1/11/08 . chapter 1
What a fantastic explanation for why the Dursleys act the way they do!
| excessivelyperky 10/14/07 . chapter 1
The really scary part is that I can see this happening. _And_ I can see Dumbledore being idiotic enough to dump Harry on them even after this.
| homeric 10/6/07 . chapter 1
I really like fics that turn the reader's expectations on their head somewhat, and this particularly enjoyable. Well written and with a cheeky bittersweet twist, I liked it very much.
| Rorschach's Blot 10/4/07 . chapter 1
Very nice ficlet, a side of the Dursley family I haven't seen before.
| Garnet Avi 10/3/07 . chapter 1
That's interesting. Turning a situation on it's head often gives a new perspective. This is an interesting way to think about the hatred that the Dursleys had for wizards (it also would make DD leaving HP with them make a bit more sense). I was a little confused at first, but after re-reading it, it made me think.
Of course, I think that carying bigotry on for the sole reason being that it was enacted upon you in the past is as great an evil as the original bigotry, so no Dursley love no matter why they hate wizards, but it is interesting to think that the wizarding world has, as always, bred all it's own evils. Anyway, before I stop making sense (if I do to start with), I'll thank you for writing from such a unique perspective.
| cyiusblack 9/23/07 . chapter 1
| taxzombie 7/21/07 . chapter 1
Ask and you shall receive. In this case you really didn't have to ask as it is definately worthy of a review.
I feel that it does an excellent job of exposing the fact that narrow minded bigotry is not limited, be it by gender, race, or upbringing. To hate for no reason other then the individual across from you is a different color, different race, has a different religion, or even something so simple as makes more/less money they you do is foolishness of the lowest sort.
It also shows that such bigotry can come back to haunt you, as it did in this case with Dumbledore.
Taking this short story into consideration would put an entire new light on both Dumbledore's true reasons for placing Harry with the Dursleys and thier reaction to his being there. That said it still would not excuse thier acts of evil toward him.
Dumbledore's insistance that Harry be placed with them could be seen as his attempting to prove to them that not all wizards are of his ilk. Sadly the lessons learned as a child are some of the hardest to be relearned. Something he failed to take into account, otherwise he would have kept Harry as far from his estranged family as possible.
While a very short piece it is still quite strong. Anyone reading this tale should take the time to sit back an reflect upon what was said and think about how they are living thier own lives and whether or not they changes may be in order. Perhaps if we all did that it might be a little better world.
Bravo! An excellent bit of work.